ARC Success

ARC Funding Outcomes

University of Newcastle as lead institution

While the below funding outcomes list only the first-named Chief Investigator on a successful grant, the university also acknowledges the hard work of all members of the research teams who prepare, submit and participate in successful grant applications.

Project ID

Chief Investigator

Scheme Name

Project Title

Recommended Budget

Announced November 2020
DP210100426 A/Prof Hans Kieser Discovery Project The ‘Peace’ of Lausanne (1923): Genesis, Legacies, Paradoxes $158,991
DP210100437 Prof Shanyong Wang Discovery Project The pull-out capacity of a newly developed grouted soil nailing system $360,000
DP210101122 Prof Anna Giacomini Discovery Project Efficient geotechnical risk management of rock cliffs $385,000
DP210101487 Prof Mark Stewart Discovery Project Stochastic Assessment of Terrorist Blast and Fragmentation Casualty Risks $703,561
DP210102073 Prof Robert Melchers Discovery Project Short- and long-term corrosion of steels in highly calcareous seawaters $405,000
DP210102239 Prof Sarah Johnson Discovery Project Novel Techniques for Uncoordinated Massive Access in the Internet of Things $400,000
DP210103025 Prof Jianglong Yu Discovery Project Novel H2 production technology using brown coal for clean power generation $370,552
DP210103304 A/Prof Stephan Chalup Discovery Project Estimating the Topology of Low-Dimensional Data Using Deep Neural Networks $411,000
DP210103383 Prof Andrew Fleming Discovery Project Subsurface Atomic Force Microscopy using Dual Probes $210,000
DP210100285 Dr Tamara Bucher Discovery Project Understanding the impact of nature imagery on healthy food choices $353,227
DP210100313 Prof Scott Brown Discovery Project Quantitative psychological theories for a dynamic world. $366,000
DP210100553 Dr Karl Hassan Discovery Project Bacterial polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon transport and degradation $416,025
DP210100709 A/Prof David Pontin Discovery Project Understanding the sources of the slow solar wind $375,000
DP210100873 A/Prof Alister Page Discovery Project Optimising One-Dimensional van der Waals Heterostructures $277,000
LP200100537 Prof Brett Neilan Linkage Projects A novel platform for the biosynthesis of commercially valuable saxitoxins $419,059
LP200100367 Prof Jinsong Huang Linkage Projects Bayesian back analysis for settlement prediction of soft soils $263,112
LP200100261 A/Prof Matt Hayward Linkage Projects Surviving the inferno: how threatened macropods survive catastrophic fire $234,427
Announced May 2020
LP190101283 Prof Rob Melchers Linkage Projects Ship response under corrosion, fatigue and complex sea-state environments $672,447
Announced March 2020
LP190100510 Dr Geoff MacFarlane Linkage Projects Oyster biomonitor for endocrine disrupting chemicals $150,000
Announced January 2020
LP190100378 Prof Craig Wheeler Linkage Project Deep Learning Augmented Intelligent Grinding Mill Simulation and Design $545,000
LE200100016 Prof Brett Neilan Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Synthetic Biology: from Genomics to Valuable Bioproducts $400,000
LE200100220 Prof Behdad Moghtaderi Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Adaptive Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography for Multiphase Flows $760,000
Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget


Dr Olivia Evans Discovery Indigenous Improving the Well-Being of Low Socioeconomic Status Students at University $488,698
DP200103287 Prof Michael Stockenhuber Discovery Project Catalytic conversion of Australia's natural gas to value added products $528,000
DP200103507 Prof Minyue Fu Discovery Project Distributed Estimation, Control and Optimisation for Networked Systems $450,000
DP200103390 Prof Andrei Lyamin Discovery Project Efficient Computational Strategies for Three-Dimensional Limit Analysis $395,000
DP200102940 A/Prof Hongyu Zhang Discovery Project Data-driven Approach to Resilient Online Service Systems $250,000
DP200102605 A/Prof Elham Doroodchi Discovery Project Bubble Dynamics in Fine Droplets: Behaviour and Control $280,000
DP200102122 L/Prof Kevin Galvin Discovery Project Enhanced Fractionation of Mineral Particles According to Density $520,000
DP200102364 Prof Pablo Moscato Discovery Project Multiobjective Memetic Algorithms for Multi-task Symbolic Regression $518,000
DP200102346 Prof Juanita Todd Discovery Project Moving from assumptions to new learning $171,196
DP200101969 Prof Graeme Murch Discovery Project Control of Thermodiffusion in Liquid Multicomponent Alloys $490,000
DP200101079 A/Prof Bill Palmer Discovery Project Landscape, language and culture in Indigenous Australia. $445,000
DP200100746 Prof Robert Melchers Discovery Project Longer-term progression of localised corrosion of critical infrastructure $550,000
DP200100375 Prof Victoria Haskins Discovery Project Ayahs and Amahs: Transcolonial Servants in Australia and Britain 1780-1945 $191,437
DP200101471 Prof Frini Karayanidis Discovery Project Linking arterial, brain and cognitive integrity in healthy older adults $539,056
DE200101834 Dr Mat Langford Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) The proposed research aims to develop our understanding of the structure of singularities in mean curvature and related flows, with certain applications in mind. $418,410
DE200101622 Dr Yanpeng Liu Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Synthesis of High-quality 2D Perovskites for Efficient Light Harvestings $424,498
DE200100099 Dr Kate Ariotti Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Between Death & Commemoration: An Australian History of the War Corpse $379,405
CE200100009 L/Prof Kevin Galvin ARC Centres of Excellence ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals $35,000,000
SR180200015 Dr Cheng Fang Special Research Initiatives Combination of electrochemistry with sono to destroy and detoxify PFAS $589,007
SR180200059 Prof Behdad Moghtaderi Special Research Initiatives PFAS Harvester: A Technology for Destruction / Resource Recovery from PFAS $820,000
LP180100704 Prof Rosalind Smith Linkage Projects 2018 Transforming the Early Modern Archive: the Emmerson Collection at SLV $247,000
LP180100835 Prof Brett Neilan Linkage Projects 2018 Mitigating the Risk of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Wastewater Ponds $456,527
Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget
Announced November 2018
DE190100965 Dr Siddulu Naidu Talapaneni Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2019 Janus nanosheets for the capture of CO2 and its conversion into clean fuels $408,000
DE190101134 Dr Melissa Harris Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2019 Contraceptive choice for women with chronic disease $342,338
DP190100091 Prof Phil Hansbro Discovery Projects 2019 Elucidating the roles of steroid receptors in mitochondria $441,000
DP190100113 Prof George Kuczera Discovery Projects 2019 Optimal trade-offs for managing environmental water in inland wetlands $505,000
DP190100646 A/Prof Mark Harvey Discovery Projects 2019 1 potato, 2 wotatoes, 3 otatoes: Lexical access in Australian languages $484,000
DP190100770 Dr Lawrene Ong Discovery Projects 2019 Information-theoretic secure communications via caching $420,000
DP190100788 Prof Erica Wanless Discovery Projects 2019 Unravelling the dominant drivers of ion specificity $533,038
DP190100861 Dr Amy Waller Discovery Projects 2019 Taking action: Increasing Advance Personal Planning by older adults $542,000
DP190101558 Prof Olivier Buzzi Discovery Projects 2019 Solving the Scale Effect for Rock Discontinuities $370,000
DP190101592 A/Prof Jinsong Huang Discovery Projects 2019 Probabilistic Geotechnical Site Characterisation $168,000
DP190102103 Dr David Farrugia Discovery Projects 2019 Young Hospitality Workers and Value Creation in the Service Economy $197,433
DP190102407 Dr Klaus Thoeni Discovery Projects 2019 A new framework for large-scale dynamic geotechnical simulations $320,000
DP190102455 A/Prof Mark Baker Discovery Projects 2019 Proteomic and genetic analysis of subfertile bull spermatozoa $472,000
DP190102751 Prof Lyazid Djenidi Discovery Projects 2019 Wall Turbulence Control: Beyond the Canonical Smooth Wall Case $550,000
DP190102859 Prof Rick Middleton Discovery Projects 2019 Robustness, Resilience and Security of Networked Dynamic Systems $502,000
DP190103221 A/Prof Kenneth Williams Discovery Projects 2019 Modelling and Characterisation of Biomass Materials for Pneumatic Transport $390,000
DP190103307 Dr Galina Mirzaeva Discovery Projects 2019 Novel power system architecture and control for 'More Electric Aircraft' $255,000
DP190103314 Prof Brett Neilan Discovery Projects 2019 Novel ultraviolet radiation filters from extreme environments $395,000
DP190103459 L/Prof Graeme Jameson Discovery Projects 2019 Predicting the recovery of composite mineral particles in froth flotation $540,000
IN190100044 Dr Dane Lamb Discovery Indigenous 2019 Developing a predictive toxicity model for metallic anions in plants $496,166
LE190100019 Prof Hugh Craig Linkage Infrastructure Equipment &Facilities (LIEF) Time-layered cultural map of Australia $420,000
Announced August 2018
FT180100371 Prof Rosalind Smith Future Fellowships 2018 Marginalia and the early modern women writer, 1530-1660 $1,054,816
FT180100123 Dr Karl Hassan Future Fellowship 2018 Breaking through the Gram-negative cell barrier $874,125
Announced February 2018
LP170100576 Prof Graham Goodwin Linkage Projects 2017 Control strategies for Bagasse-fuelled boiler units $243,627
Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget
DE180100894 Dr Zamira Gibb Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Molecular mechanisms of equine fertility and early recognition of pregnancy $365,058
DP180100285 L/Prof Jennifer Gore Discovery Project Investigating the efficacy, complexity and sustainability of teacher change $567,574
DP180101781 Prof Adam McCluskey Discovery Project Micro-dissection of clathrins role in mitosis via chemical biology probes $802,912
DP180102064 Prof Daniel Nyberg Discovery Project Low carbon transition in the Australian energy sector $184,426
DP180102334 Prof Mark Stewart Discovery Project Stochastic Hazard Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Wall Systems $473,315
DP180102421 Prof Christopher Grof Discovery Project Identification of novel plant transporters responsible for sucrose efflux $353,664
DP180102522 A/Prof Anthony Kiem Discovery Project Flooding in Australia - are we properly prepared for how bad it can get? $333,267
DP180103026 Prof Steven Weller Discovery Project Uncertainty in the social cost of carbon dioxide: control theoretic methods $357,999
DP180103497 Dr George Kouretzis Discovery Project Large-scale geotechnical analysis of new and aged pipeline infrastructure $365,812
DP180103613 Dr Guy Hawkins Discovery Project The value of time during decisions $327,019
DP180100448 Prof Allyson Holbrook Discovery Project Doctoral examiner feedback and its impact on doctoral outcomes $163,460
DP180100452 Prof Julie Byles Discovery Project Beyond successful ageing: Longevity - healthy ageing among Australian women $236,310
DP180100606 Prof Sarah Johnson Discovery Project Communications strategies for the internet of things $433,122
DP180101617 L/Prof Kevin Galvin Discovery Project Hydrophobic Particle Recovery using Permeable Hydrophobic Media $445,320
DP180103748 Prof Daichao Sheng Discovery Project Quantitative Risk Assessment of Unsaturated Soil Slopes $400,901
DP180103834 Prof Yong-Ling Ruan Discovery Project Improving plant reproductive success under heat stress: A sweet approach $412,121
DP180103971 Prof Geoffrey Evans Discovery Project Tuneable energy dissipation for optimal flotation recovery $488,418
FL170100032 Prof George Willis Australian Laureate Fellowship Zero-dimensional symmetry and its ramifications $2,837,520
FT170100460 Dr Michael Rotkowitz Future Fellowship Decentralisation and robustness for practical control of complex systems. $780,000
FT170100077 Dr Nicole Verrills Future Fellowship Novel models to advance our understanding of mammalian development. $928,140
Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget
DE170100177Dr Guy HawkinsDECRACognitive models of mental architectures in consumer preference$365,000
DE170100381Dr Mariano HeydenDECRAA global analysis of the effectiveness of corporate board diversity quotas$379,000
DE170100234Dr Amir SalehipourDECRAExact and hybrid algorithms for the Aircraft Landing Problem$360,000
DE170100952Dr Kalpit ShahDECRAA Novel Chemical Looping Process For Carbon Fiber Production From Plastics$375,000
DE170100226Dr Malcolm StarkeyDECRAUnderstanding how innate lymphoid cells regulate mammalian lung development$372,000
DE170100382Dr Sze Lin YoongDECRATheory-based implementation of nutrition guidelines into childcare settings$330,000
DP170103979Prof Paul DastoorDiscovery ProjectPhonon based condensed matter imaging$379,500
DP170100756Prof Frini KarayanidisDiscovery ProjectModelling trajectories of cognitive control in adolescents and young adults$492,500
DP170103737Prof Robert MelchersDiscovery ProjectMicrobiological and abiotic marine corrosion of steel in particulate media$423,000
DP170101812Prof Graeme MurchDiscovery ProjectInvestigation of Mass Transport in High Entropy Alloys$309,000
DP170103439Prof Rosalind SmithDiscovery ProjectEarly Modern Women and the Poetry of Complaint, 1540-1660$116,000
DP170100578Prof Erica WanlessDiscovery ProjectElectrostatic Formation of Liquid Marbles$235,000
DP170102324A/Prof Christopher WensrichDiscovery ProjectBragg-Edge Neutron Transmission Strain Tomography$381,000
DP170101813Dr Yuen YongDiscovery ProjectNovel Microcantilevers for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy$296,000
FT160100353A/Prof Sarah WrightFuture FellowshipWeather cultures: Enhancing adaptive capacity to environmental change$930,000

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.